Q&A with Irwin County's Cooper Yanzetich

Posted 1/11/2022

Meet Cooper Yanzetich, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound third baseman/catcher/pitcher from Irwin County High School who is uncommitted. Yanzetich is a member of the South Georgia Big 10 cover for the 2022 Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine. Here are 10 questions with him.

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Q: What in-game rituals or superstitions do you have?

A: I have to wear the same socks.


Q: Who is your favorite professional sports team?

A: Atlanta Braves.


Q: What is your favorite food to eat?

A: Chicken wings.


Q: Name one thing people may be surprised to learn about you? 

A: I love 80s and 90s music.


Q: Who is your favorite teacher and what is your favorite high school subject?

A: Mrs. Valerie Kline because she had a great impact on me. History is my favorite subject.


Q: Outside of baseball, what is your next hobby? 

A: Football. I punt and kick for the football team.


Q: If you could travel anywhere outside the U.S., what would be your dream location and why?

A: Croatia because that is where my last name is from.


Q: Name the person you'd like to meet the most.

A: Fernando Tatis Jr. because he is my favorite player.


Q: Who has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My parents because they have always supported me and made sure I received what I needed to be successful.


Q: After baseball, what career are you planning to pursue?

A: I plan on being a teacher/coach.